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Beautiful Beginning Daycare and Learning Center
1974 South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23805
(804) 733-7880

Current Inspector: LaTasha Smith (804) 588-2362

Inspection Date: Jan. 22, 2024

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Trainings
8VAC20-780 Physical plant
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision
8VAC20-780 Programs
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
8VAC20-780 Special Services
8VAC20-820 The License
8VAC20-820 The Licensing Process
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

A monitoring inspection was conducted on Monday, January 22, 2024, from 9:25am until 11:30am. The inspector observed children participating in circle time activities and interacting with staff. There were 38 children present with 7 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 5 child records and 5 staff records were reviewed.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 5 business days from today. Please specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Your plan of correction should contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s).

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure staff had a negative tuberculosis screening been completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.
1. Staff #1?s record contained a tuberculosis (TB) dated for 8/23/2023. Staff #1?s hire date was 10/23/2023.

Plan of Correction: Will make sure staff's TB assessment are completed within 30 days of hire.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-P
Description: (Repeat violation) Based on review of documentation, observation and interview, the center did not ensure parents were notified to pick up medication within 14 days after the medication authorization has expired or the parent must renew the authorization.

1. The parent portion of the medication authorization for child #1 expired on 09/30/2023. The medication was on site and had not been returned to the parent or disposed of.
2. The administrator acknowledged the medication authorization had expired.

Plan of Correction: Benadryl will be pulled from medicine box until an updated form is received.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-F
Description: Based on record review, lockdown procedures were not practiced at least annually.

1. The center did not practice a lockdown drill in 2023.
2. The administrator confirmed that they did not conduct a lockdown drill in 2023.

Plan of Correction: Lockdown drill will be done this month, January 2024.


A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.

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